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Crystal Lake Boulders

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L to R R to L Alpha
...And I'm Okay 
Carbonite 
Fett Arete, The 
Kawabatake 
Manny Boffins 
Muto Ryu 
Salacious Crumb 
Sanjuro 
Seams Legit T,TR 
TK421 
Trench Run T 
Tusken Raider 
Zip Zap Rap 

Crystal Lake Boulders  


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Elevation: 5,500'
Location: 34.3163, -117.8385 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: jt512, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: TacoDelRio on Oct 28, 2011
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Description 

This area contains a handful of granite boulders, typically 10ft tall with the largest being about 30ft tall. Bonsai Boulder is shaded, with most of the other boulders out in the open.

The rock is generally good, though cleaning is required on new routes. There are some crack climbs/problems amongst the face climbs.

Getting There 

Take the Azusa exit off the 210 up into the mountains where it becomes Route 39. YOu will come to a Ranger Station on the right after leaving the city, and there is a sign here that shows whether or not the road is open to Crystal Lake. Continue up until just before the road is gated off and make the right turn at Crystal Lake. The road heads north, and then takes a sharp right turn and then a left hand sweeping turn, followed by another left. You will start going uphill on a straight. There is a very small turnout on the left. Park here and look north. You will be able to see Big Boulder from here. Hike straight in to it.

While you're on this page, check the GPS coordinates to see the location of "Big Boulder". All other boulders listed here are arrayed directly west of Big Boulder.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.6 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',3],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',11],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Crystal Lake Boulders
TK421 Topo

TK421 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Crystal Lake Boulders
TK421 and Carbonite are the author's two favorite lines on this face. The route starts up easy but fun moves onto a face where long reach comes in handy. Some spicy moderate moves takes you to the tip of the spear. Walkoff/downclimb via the north side....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Local Information for Crystal Lake Boulders
Photos of Crystal Lake Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Bonsai Boulder topo, showing all routes
BETA PHOTO: Bonsai Boulder topo, showing all routes
On Big Boulder
On Big Boulder
Taco on The Fett Arete
Taco on The Fett Arete
Taco finishing up TK421
Taco finishing up TK421
Bolt on top of the Big Boulder
BETA PHOTO: Bolt on top of the Big Boulder

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